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Oilweek Expands Scope, Reach, & Impact

June-Warren Nickel Publications recently rebranded as JWN Energy Group.  They are the premiere Business-to-Business oil and gas sector publication and a key collaborator with GO Productivity. We share a lot with them, especially in our work in Alberta’s industrial construction, energy and manufacturing sectors APIN, Alberta’s Project Improvement Network. We also collaborate in GO’s Project… Read more »

Client Success Story: Collins Steel

Executive Summary Collins Steel has had a structured approach to continuous improvement since 2009, when a few of the company’s managers read The Toyota Way. From there, they undertook lean training for the whole company, Kaizen projects, and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training with a project focused on lead time reduction in detailing. Since… Read more »

COAA Safety Awards

The Construction Owners Association of Alberta hosts an annual conference on Best Practices in Edmonton.  As part of the program, they sponsor a range of awards for outstanding contributions and accomplishments in a number of construction industry related roles and responsibilities. One of those awards is for Individual Contribution in Safety Leadership.  It was a… Read more »

More Training Grants For Apprentices

Government of Alberta recently invested $1.5 million in the Apprentice Training Award to assist 1,500 unemployed apprentices. The award provides $1,000 to offset the costs with regards to technical training. The last grants were awarded in the fall of last year. However, due to the success of the program, by March 31, the government is… Read more »

Waiward Steel’s MODOS: Safety, Competency, and Productivity

Safety is always a major concern for any company, but it is rarely more important than in the world of construction. Waiward Steel recently adopted the MODOS competency management system. With any company, when the number of workers increases, the system in place becomes more and more valuable. The MODOS system has been embraced across… Read more »

Project Profile: Davey Textile Solutions

Executive Summary Davey Textile Solutions Inc. transformed their business from a distributor to a vertically integrated manufacturer, and the learning curve has been steep. From getting acquainted with new equipment to learning whole new processes and ways of working, Davey Textile Solutions continues to serve their clients and build capacity to provide more and better… Read more »

Alberta Economy Turns the Corner But Where is it Going?

Early indications are the Alberta economy is about to start growing again, with oil seemingly stabilized around $50/barrel.  All indications are that growth will not come from increased commodity prices but real efforts and results through improved efficiency, productivity, innovation and workforce training for improved competency. The Alberta energy sector is going to respond to this change… Read more »

Environmental Forum

Responding to the challenges of climate change will fundamentally alter the way we work and do business in Alberta. As this situation evolves, many questions arise as to what the main challenges will be and the solutions. The Alberta Chamber of Resources (ACR) is hosting an Environmental Forum on March 23, 2017 to help bring answers… Read more »

SCMA: See You At The Top

Join SCMA Alberta for an evening of networking and insight from Byron Smith, Mountaineer, Businessman, and devoted Father. Byron will be speaking on what it takes to achieve success in your personal and professional life through exploring the leader from within. conveying his motivational message “You can be and do anything you want in life, if… Read more »